Nanci S. Palmintere is vice president of Finance and Enterprise Services and director of Global Tax and Trade for Intel Corporation. She directs the worldwide organization responsible for all tax, export licensing, and customs planning and compliance. Palmintere is also responsible for all negotiations with the IRS, state and local tax authorities, and foreign tax authorities. An internationally recognized expert on taxation, Palmintere has testified before the U.S. Senate and state legislatures on a variety of tax policies and proposed legislation, has received National Commendation from the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service on audit simplification, and is a frequent speaker on audit, tax administration, and employee benefits issues. Palmintere joined Intel in 1979 as a tax attorney. She has more than 25 years of experience in tax, licensing and customs. Her prior assignments at Intel include director of Tax, Licensing and Customs, director of Tax, and Director of Tax Administration. Prior to her employment at Intel, Palmintere held positions at the law firm of Ruffo, Ferrari and McNeil (now Pillsbury Winthrop), and in the tax practice of Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Palmintere is currently vice chair of the Tax Executive Institute's National IRS Administrative Affairs Committee, a member of the State Bar Taxation Section Executive Committee, chairwoman of the MAPI Tax Council III, and on the editorial board of CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure. Additionally, Palmintere is a founding director of Silicon Valley Employee Benefits and Compensation Association, a member of the State Bar of California, the ABA, Financial Executive Institutes Committee on Taxation, and a member of the Silicon Valley Tax Directors group. Palmintere received a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University Law School and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.